Northwest Railway Museum, Snoqualmie
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Great but small museum, interesting collection of unique trains and good historical prospective on how the railway came here
Was just a tad disappointed as I was expecting a bit more, but it is still a nice stop to view and chat with some of the great volunteers who work at the museum.
Having a few hours to kill before heading to the airport we thought it a splendid idea to spend some time visiting the past of one of my favorite subjects: The railroad. The museum is of course nestle... read more »
Overpriced waste of time. I was looking forward to a nice two hour train ride as advertised. However, what I got was maybe 30 minutes max mixed with a long stop at North Bend and a long stop back at Snoqualmie both to pick up more passengers, and a 30 minute stop at a train museum while the train I was riding was refueled. The train museum didn't really offer anything more than what is freely available at the train stop where I boarded the train. I had just made the drive to North Bend twice before boarding the train and the train didn't offer any views during that short ride back and forth that I hadn't already seen. Finally leaving Snoqualmie after boarding groups of people three times I thought maybe we'd get a more interesting ride going to the falls. It turned out to be another very short ride back and forth. No one mentioned which side of the train to sit on and as it turns out my side could only see a wall of dirt the whole ride. We arrived at the falls. The view was so so for the people on the right side of the train. I stood up and tried leaning over people on the right side of the train a bit to see anything. Trees blocked a lot of the view. You can't actually see the falls--just the river below the falls. I can't recommend the train for anyone wanting to see the falls (much better view of the falls are available for free). In fact I can't recommend it for anyone wanting a train ride--most of the two hour time the train isn't even moving and when it does move it is just slowly moving back and forth a couple of times across very short distances. The ride is fairly pricy for what it is and turned out to be a waste of time and money.
Our family visited the museum for A Day Out With Thomas the Train. It was a very fun event, museum staff were very friendly and answered all of our questions. This is defiantly a great place to visit when you are in that area. They offer train packages that will take you to see the falls!
Must visit museum if your going to Snoqualmie. Little ones loves to see all the old engines and train they have. In fact they can even try riding a engine kept in display. A good place for grown ups too !!!. The town where the museum is a nice place to hang out and eat food. Plenty of roadside parking available.
Make sure that you check out the Army hospital kitchen, interesting to know that they are used to support troops. They do a Thomas train ride on specific dates and they have other events. It is close to snoqualmie falls and in downtown with food and the river nearby. Take time to go on the train ride and see the sights.
Great museum is the Victorian style train depot. You can learn how trains changed everything and ride a train with restored train cars.
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